16 October 2016

Back again for colouring in!

Apologies for the disappearance again - I thought I would go 'mobile' for a few days but it turns out Apple isn't so keen on the blogger app any more and I struggled to even put a note up saying it wasn't going well!

I still have lots of quilling pics to share but will start from a non-quilling workshop I did last week.

I was in the Lake District for a few days and managed to catch a workshop at the Paper Warehouse in Kendal with the lovely Clare Rowlands.

We did these 2 projects:

I wouldn't normally go for these colours but they are on a Christmas paper pad and something a bit different.  My Copic bag got to go on holiday too so I enjoyed a bit of colouring in.

These 2 pics (sorry for the reflection) are either side of the bauble.

We got to use a bit of shrink plastic too and I love the pom pom idea for snow.

Thanks to Clare again and the lovely staff at the Paper Warehouse - workshops include a little buffet lunch too so it's a super few hours.

25 September 2016

Winning Quilling

My next update has some quilling that I have actually done myself!

I'd had an idea in my head for a while and started this a few months ago.  I lost a chunk of time to being ill and considered saving it for another time but it was getting so close (a bit too close as I was still making grass the night before the competition) that I entered it and it didn't fair so badly.

I've just realised when I took this picture I forgot to put the little sign in front of it which said Mr McGregor's garden - spot the rabbit!

Because I had more in my head I wasn't 100% pleased with this as I considered it unfinished but I'm growing to like it more!  I had hoped to have some garden utensils and a watering can etc but it's amazing how long everything takes.

This is the back of the shed!

A view from the front.  The entire piece is made from paper, even the base.  I've also used 2mm paper for everything except the fence and raised bed - one of the reasons it won for intricacy.
I also to have to thank the ever amazing & slightly bonkers Diane Boden for inventing fairy dust that I used for the grass and soil - I was making it to the last and there still wasn't really enough.

I have come away very inspired to try again with something next year though.

23 September 2016

Quilled Flowers record attempt

I have done quite a bit of quilling in the recent madness but some of it I couldn't put on here so I shall now try and catch up a little!

I'll start with telling you that we did indeed put together a World Record attempt for the largest amount of quilled flowers in one place last weekend.
We had the Sheriff of York and his Lady as officials and an independent person to assist.  It was all videoed and photographed and will now be submitted.  Genevieve did a super job of putting all the flowers together, storing them and then putting this attempt together.

This picture doesn't really do it justice but gives an overview of the flowers:

Thank you to any followers who submitted flowers - they are there somewhere!

I spent more time the following day looking at them all and taking photos for inspiration.  Maybe your flowers are in one of these pictures:


The count came in at 6,421 - considering a year ago we were aiming for 1,500 this is pretty amazing.
Fingers crossed we get a certificate for our efforts!

20 August 2016

Quilling Workshops

There are 2 spaces left on the Quilling Butterflies workshop  at Yandles on 3rd September 10 til 12.30.

Hot off the press is a new date of Saturday 19th November for a Christmas Quilling workshop.
There are 2 workshops on the day but the afternoon will repeat the morning class.

Morning class will be 10 til 12.30, the afternoon will run from 2 til 4.30pm.

Please book directly with Yandles Hobby Shop on 01935 822571.

£15 for a workshop to include all materials and refreshments.

8 August 2016

Baby Bear Girl

As this recent commissioned card has a few too many non-current Stampin' Up! items on I thought I'd put it over here which, yet again, has been a little neglected.

I have been doing some quilling recently although some of it is secret for now but I will report on it later in the year.

This fab bear is Baby Bear from Stampin' Up!.  The thinlits she's mounted on are discontinued but were ideal for this card.  I've used the set Something for Baby for the background and the sentiment is also from the bear set but the die cut letters are non-SU.

17 July 2016

A Doodling Birthday

And another sample from club:

Using another of my favourite set of stamps, this one is Huge Happy Birthday from Woodware.

I've simply stamped it in black and used a different colour fineliner and Zentangle pattern in each letter.  This was a really popular stamp on the night.

13 July 2016

Doodle Owl

Tonight at Craft Club we had a go at Zentangle.

This owl is a Woodware stamp and I have copied the zentangle design from a book I have which saved thinking!

I've added a little pencil shading that was in the book too.  The sentiment is also in the stamp set and I've just layered up and added some little sparkles to finish!